- Worked for Ford Foundation and Citibank before starting her acting career.
- Debuted in Bollywood in Dil Maange More (2004).
- Best known for her role in Rang De Basanti (2006), for which she won several Best Supporting Actress awards.
- Member of the Asian Academy of Film & Television.
- Both father Mansoor and grandfather Iftikhar were captains of the India cricket team.